Rock Climbing Guides & Kayaking
Robb Macgregor, has been climbing for 17 years and working in the climbing industry for 6.5 years. Robb was first introduced to climbing while attending US Army Ranger School. Robb immediately found a new passion. After ending his term in service Robb pursued climbing as his sport of choice. Robb's climbing has taken him throughout the United States and Europe. Robb's favorite climbing areas are the North Cascades, Yosemite, New England and Seneca Rocks. He has pursued his guides education through taking courses with the American Mountain Guides Association AMGA 2001 Rock Instructor Course & AMGA Top Rope Instructor Course. Robb is also a certified Wilderness First Responder.
Alain Comeau's love of people and the natural environment are expressed in his dedication to teaching climbing. He has been working as an instructor and guide since the early 70's, climbing from New Zealand to Africa, and extensively in the European Alps. Previously working for International Mountain Climbing School, Eastern Mountain Climbing School and founder of the Mountain Guides Alliance.
He is an instructor and examiner for the American Mountain Guides Association (A.M.G.A.)
Alain also develops and runs training programs for DOD military Special Operation Teams.
* A.M.G.A. Rock and Alpine Certified
* Wilderness First Responder
* Level II Avalanche certified
*Team Leader Mountain Rescue Service
Brett K. Henyon has been involved in Emergency
Services for last 16 years and is a Nationally Registered Critical
Care Paramedic. He attended the University of Virginia majoring
in Biology and Sociology and The Medical College of Virginia to
receive his Paramedic. Currently he is employed as a full time Flight
Paramedic and Base Manager. He has experience in high angle rescue
and is a member of the regional Technical Rescue Team and state
competition team. He is also certified through Outdoor Emergency
Care and works part-time for the local Ski Patrol. Brett also enjoys
teaching SCUBA diving as an Open Water Scuba Instructor through
PADI and is a member of the regional Water Rescue Team. He has training
in Search and Rescue and Wilderness Winter Survival and briefly
trained with one of his two German Shepherds for K9 Search and Rescue.
In 2002 he received The National Ski Patrol highest honor –
The Purple Star.
Johann Aberger WEMT, B.S. in Kinesiology, is a
lead instructor for DMM's WFR courses. His full time occupation
is as the Director of Climbing programs at Colorado Mountain College.
He is also working towards a Masters in Social Justice from Prescott
College in his spare time. An accomplished mountaineer and rock
climber, Johann has left chalk marks and first ascents all over
the western United States.
Nadia Kimmel WEMT-IV, M.S. in Recreation
She is the President of Desert Mountain Medicine. Frustrated by
her initial classroom bound "wilderness medicine course",
Nadia envisioned a more experiential wilderness medicine curriculum
based in the field, drew up a business plan, and christened it Desert
Mountain Medicine. Outside Magazine voted her one of "25 Goddesses
Who Rule" in 2003 for her inspired vision in starting the business.
Nadia has worked as an outdoor educator for numerous organizations
since 1991, spent many long nights working in the ER in Summit County,
Colorado, and has inspired countless Wilderness First Responders
and Wilderness EMT's through her dynamic teaching since 1996. She
has a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources Management, a Master's
Degree in Recreation, and is currently working towards her Ph.D.
in Wilderness Medicine. She is fluent in French, has borrowed countless
climbing racks to go to Indian Creek, and has left graceful telemark
tracks all over the western United States, Canada, and South America.
Karen Lapides WEMT, B.S. in Human
Physiology Karen has 15 years of experience teaching in the field,
including 11 years as a mountaineering instructor and staff trainer
for Colorado Outward Bound School and stints with the National Outdoor
Leadership School (NOLS), Babes in the Back country, The Women's
Wilderness Institute and the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center.
She has worked internationally at medical clinics in a number of
developing countries as well as done a couple tours of duty at Summit
County Emergency Rooms as an EMT. When not teaching for DMM, Karen
is a passionate alpine aficionado, carving elegant telemark turns
and running, riding and climbing throughout the western US.
Eric Riley WFR, B.S. in Recreation
and Outdoor Leadership, or "Riley", as he is known, is
the River Rescue Coordinator and an ACA Swift water instructor.
He teaches Swift water Rescue for the River Professional, Open Water
Rescue, and WFR's. When not traveling around the country in his
vintage VW bus 'Stevie', Eric can generally be found in the rivers
of the West, gainfully employing his former professional throwing
arm rowing dories for OARS Idaho. He possesses a gift for jerry-rigging
anything mechanical and a wicked dry sense of humor.
Is a contract facilitator with 25 years of experience in experiential training and development. Betsy has delivered corporate adventure programs for OWLS, Outward Bound Professional, Peak Experiences, and other training organizations. She is the former Human Resources Director and Program Director for the Colorado Outward Bound School. Betsy holds masters degrees in Social Work and Administration of Parks and Recreation. She served as the Executive Director for Kids Voting Massachusetts and as Program Manager for the Institute for Public Strategies. She is currently the Parent Liaison for two Bozeman Schools, in addition to facilitating programs for OWLS.
Betsy is an avid outdoors woman who handpicked and loves her home base in Bozeman, Montana. She enjoys skiing, hiking, mountaineering and canoeing Montana’s rivers. Betsy rode her bicycle cross-country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in 1978. The Rocky Mountains and the desert southwest are her favorite places to explore.
Has been providing OWLS programs since 1999. He brings to OWLS 10 years of experience leading adventure recreation, service learning, and leadership development. When he’s not facilitating with OWLS you might find him in the Pacific Northwest restoring our environment or leading extended (35 day) service learning wilderness expeditions. In addition to being a Wilderness First Responder Jacobus holds a B.S. from the University of Oregon, and an Outdoor Instructor certification from the National Outdoor Leadership School.
Climbing, kayaking, and Ropes Course instructor Associate Degree. Piedmont Virginia Community College. ACA Certified, EMT-B First Aid, National Ski Patrol.
Biking, climbing, kayaking instructor B.S. Recreation/ Biology University
of Virginia. ACA Certified, EMT-B First Aid.
Alejandro C. Stella
Graduated cum laude with a B. S. in Microbiology from James Madison
University, he also became certified with the National Ski Patrol
(currently Senior Level) and began working as an instructor for
OWLS. His love for the environment, the outdoors and sports
has led him on many adventures after graduating from college.
Alejandro spent a ski season in Chile and Argentina, where he gained
another ski patrol certification with the Association Argentina
de Pisteros Socorristas in Las Lenas. He then worked in Ghana,
West Africa, spent time skiing in Switzerland and lived in the back
of his truck while driving across North America into Canada and
Mexico. In between his traveling, time was spent climbing
the fantastic rocks of Virginia! Alejandro is currently
a first year medical student at the University of Virginia School
of Medicine and makes it a habit to get out every week to climb,
ski, or bike. His up coming projects include skiing in Utah,
and a summer in the Himalayas. Certifications: Senior
Level Outdoor Emergency Care Senior Lever Ski Patroller of the National
Ski Patrol (member for 6yrs) Argentina Ski Patrol - Association
Argentina de Pisteros Socorristas.
Tim Molinero -
Tim comes to OWLS with an MBA from Western New England College and
a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University. He has worked
for several companies in different capacities as an engineer and
manager. Tim has over 14 years of climbing experience and is an
avid mountaineer, backpacker, back-country skier, ice climber, kayaker,
and educator. He has summitted Aconcagua, the highest mountain in
the Americas. Tim has completed the AMGA Rock Instructor Course
and is a Wilderness First Responder. Tim conducts OWLS courses in
New England and throughout the United States. Tim now lives in New
Ian C.P. Godwin
After graduating from the University of Washington, Ian served as an Officer in the United States Marines Corps. Upon resigning his commission, Ian moved to Bozeman, MT to pursue a master’s degree in the Earth Sciences. He subsequently moved to the greater Washington, D.C. area to teach middle school science for two years. Regaining his geographic sense he returned to Bozeman and served as the Assistant Headmaster of a small independent school for a year prior to beginning work at Montana State University. Ian is currently the Assistant Director of the Northern Plains Transition to Teaching program and the Western States Certification Consortium program in the College of Education, Health & Human Development at MSU. Since 1992 Ian has also worked for the past 13 years as an instructor and course director for Outward Bound USA (formerly the Colorado Outward Bound School) in the mountaineering, semester, professional and community programs.
When he is not taking pleasure in the company of his family and friends, working, enjoying the whitewater kayaking, ice climbing, skiing, mountain biking, etc. in the region, or contemplating his next house project, Ian is nearing completion of a doctoral degree in education (Higher Education Administration).
Gary Tublin - Gary is an Organizational Development consultant and Experiential-Based Training and Development practitioner with over 15 years of experience helping individuals, teams and organizations excel.Gary holds a graduate certificate degree in Organization Development from Georgetown University. He is an ACA Whitewater-Kayak Instructor and has been leading adult and teen wilderness expeditions for many years. Gary lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Dian. When not working he can be found fishing on streams far and near or bounding along mountain trails.
We review all applications and keep them on file for future employment. You must have your EMT-B, OEC, or WFR as an entry-level requirement. ACA cert., AMGA cert., and a NORBA license helpful. We usually hire Outward Bound and NOLS, Grads. Send your resume to: OWLS, Inc. 510 South 23rd Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59718
Open Position: Part Time Climbing Instructor
10 years Experience, AMGA Tope Rope or Rock Guide
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Wintergreen Resort
$13-$17 Per Hour
Call 434-325-8166 for prerequisites
Open Position: Part Time Kayak Instructor
10 years Experience, ACA Swift Water Rescue
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Wintergreen Resort
$13-$17 Per Hour
Call 434-325-8166 for prerequisites
Open Position: COO
15 years experience in management, sales and marketing of a successful company. Must have knowledge of both organizational development and adventure programming.
Location: Bozeman Montana
Call 406-920-2808 for prerequisites
OWLS Executive Training Centers
510 South 23rd Avenue
Bozeman, Montana 59718
Program Director and CEO
Owner of the Outdoor Wilderness Leadership School was once on track
to become an environmental attorney. He then switched directions:
first becoming an elementary school teacher, then an environmental
consultant before founding OWLS in 1996. Mr Henyon has also worked
since 1996 in the field of management training and consulting. He
has designed and delivered hundreds of training programs for corporations,
schools, and government agencies.
Mr Henyon was a presenter at Perdue University's School of Engineering
CEPDS 18 Conference in 2003 speaking on behavioral job match. Mr
Henyon also presented at the National Convention of PSMA and SPMS
in Phoenix Arizona in 2003. He additionally has presented workshops
for the business community of Bozeman through the Bozeman Area Chamber
Mr. Henyon's colorful 18-year climbing career started with the Colorado Outward Bound School. Erik enrolled in the COBS Alpine Mountaineering Course and earned his certification and pursued climbing throughout Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, California, New York, West Virginia, and Virginia. In 1996 Erik received his EMT and in 1999 he earned a certification from the National Outdoor Leadership School as an Outdoor Instructor.
Erik has participated on international mountaineering expeditions
as a logistics coordinator, and climber. In 2002 he summitted Mt
Kenya in Africa. In 2006 Erik attempted the pedzolt direct route
on Grand Targheee. His expertise has helped his teammates to arrive
on the summits of frigid Colorado, Wyoming and Montana Peaks.
Erik ran for public office in 2005 and was appointed by the Mayor
to the City of Bozeman's Planning Board for a two year term in 2006.
Mr. Henyon obtained a BS in Environmental Science from University
of Wyoming and is a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School.
In addition, he holds certification from the National Outdoor Leadership
School, the Association for Experiential Education, and is a ropes
course instructor as well as a professional mountain biker, kayaker,
skier, and climber. Erik lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife
Pepper, sons Walker and Porter, and his two labs Jake and Targhee.